Happy 20th Birthday Linux

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds – the creator of Linux in case you didn’t know – posted THE message on the comp.os.minix newsgroup. Those famous few lines (among the computer geeks and linux zealots at least) sent via email that started it all.

Hello everybody out there using minix –
I’m doing a (free) operating system
(just a hobby, won’t be big and professional
like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has
been brewing since april, and is
starting to get ready .. .

Read full message here

Instead of keeping the code to himself, Linux published it on the Internet. Thus began Linux. From its humble beginnings of just how many lines of code, to millions and millions of lines today, powering supercomputers, servers, desktops, ATMs, mobile phones, TVs, a huge chunk of the Internet and many other devices you use every day.

So sit back and relax as you watch the story of Linux compressed into a 3-minute+ bite-sized video.

The Story of Linux: Commemorating 20 Years of the Linux Operating System

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